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Nadine (1987)

In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

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Vernon Hightower
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Buford Pope
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Vera
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Renée Lomax
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Raymond Escobar
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Dwight Estes
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Boyd
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Cecil
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Floyd
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Mountain
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Sheriff Rusk
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Reverend
James N. Harrell ...
Deacon (as James Harrell)
John William Galt ...
Officer Lloyd
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Storyline

Working in an Austin, Texas, beauty parlour in 1954, Nadine Hightower endeavours to retrieve some 'art studies' she injudiciously had taken. Her visit to the photographer leaves him dead and her in possession of highly valuable plans of a proposed new road. With both the police and the murderous villains after her she enlists the help of her (almost) ex-husband Vernon, the none too successful owner of the Bluebonnet Bar. Fortunately the thugs are as much no-hopers as the Hightowers. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The cops want HER. The killers want HIM. THEY want a divorce. Ain't love grand! See more »


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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nadine, un amor a prueba de balas  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,669,831 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The beauty pageant title that Renée Lomax (Glenne Headly) had won around seven years earlier was "Miss Pecan Queen 1947". See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in 1954, in several scenes, Nadine wears a high school letter jacket with the numerals "71" on the right shoulder. It so happens that actress Kim Basinger (Nadine) graduated from Clarke Central High School (Athens, Georgia) in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Buford Pope: I swear you two are living testimony to the fact that it's better to be lucky than smart!
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Soundtracks

IF YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY, I'VE GOT THE TIME
Written by Jimmy Bech & Lefty Frizzell
Performed by Lefty Frizzell
Courtesy of CBS Records
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30 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this comedy caper movie set in the Deep South, and I can't understand why it has such a low average vote. Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges play a divorced couple who team up to solve a murder mystery and end up re-igniting their relationship. The two have a good on-screen chemistry which, along with the comic-book-style humour and plot, is what makes the movie. All in all an enjoyable comedy/romance/thriller/caper/adventure affair with style and wit. 9/10


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